Posts Tagged ‘Musician’

Smiley’s Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev

July 1, 2014

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Jon’s archive

L to R: Michael Schwartz, Jon Hammond, Zev Shearn-Nance

First time on the band Michael Schwartz tenor saxophone and Zev Shearn-Nance drums – Jon Hammond Trio, Jazz at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon in Bolinas California – special thanks: Don Deane

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Schwartz is a member of the SF JAZZ All Star High School Orchestra, I was invited to hear them play by Martin Mueller Executive Director of New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, they sounded really great under the direction of Paul Contos.

Drummer Zev Shearn-Nance is in his first year at USC University of Southern California and studying drums with Peter Erskine and in the jazz program under Bob Mintzer.

First time on Jon Hammond Band in Trio formation, no rehearsal or sound check, just hit and quit.


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R.I.P. my friend Donald Duck Bailey the great Jazz musician drummer harmonicist Jon Hammond

October 31, 2013

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Jon Hammond here with Donald Duck Bailey

Donald Duck Bailey legendary jazz drummer and harmonica recording artist here, performing on Fathers Day 2011 at The Tunnell Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco and interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast. Concert sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America, Donald Duck Bailey drums & harmonica, Dewayne Oakley bs, Christopher L. Clarke tpt., Wayne Anderson gtr., camera: Jennifer and Jon Hammond – Special Thanks Stuart Cohen Director of Activities The Tunnell Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare SF CA, Marianne Pillsbury Jazz Foundation of America




Donald Orlando “Duck” Bailey (March 26, 1933 – October 15, 2013) was an American jazz drummer.[1][2]
Donald Bailey, Sr., known to many in the jazz world as “Duck”, was born in Philadelphia into a musical family. Bailey was a constant student and disciple of the jazz genre. Unbeknownst to his brothers and sisters, Bailey’s father, Morris Bailey, Sr., was also a drummer. Donald’s brother, Morris Bailey, Jr., is also an arranger, composer, producer and saxophonist and Bailey’s nephew is the bassist Victor Bailey, best known for his work with the group Weather Report. Bailey got his big break in the jazz world and he is probably best known as the drummer in the trio of jazz organist Jimmy Smith from 1956 to 1964 and also for his work with The Three Sounds on Blue Note Records.[3] Bailey also worked as a sideman for some of the most famous musicians in jazz including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Hampton Hawes, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, and Red Mitchell. He also played with John Coltrane in their early Philadelphia years. Bailey is also known as “The King of Organ Trio Drummers”. In the mid 70s, he moved to Japan where he lived for six years and in 1978, released an album called “So In Love” (Trio Records) which featured Hideo Ichikawa (piano), Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshio Ikeda (bass), Takaaki Nishikawa, Toshihiko Ogawa. This jazz album, featuring Bailey playing harmonica, received rave reviews and is a sought after jazz collectible. His last project “Blueprints of Jazz Vol.3 featuring Donald Bailey” which featured Charles Tolliver (trumpet), George Burton (piano), and Odean Pope (tenor, tenor saxophone) was issued on the Talking House record label in 2009.

Bailey performed around the San Francisco Bay Area[4] in the United States until his late 70s and moved to Montclair, California shortly before his death at age 80 in October 2013

Donald Orlando Bailey, Sr.
Born March 26, 1933
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 15, 2013 (aged 80)
Montclair, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, harmonica, trombone
Labels Blue Note
Associated acts Jimmy Smith
Hampton Hawes
Blue Mitchell
Jimmie Rowles
Carmen McRae
Sarah Vaughan

Donald Bailey Blueprints of Jazz – Vol.3 (Talking House, 2009)
Produced by Marc Weibel, Stephen Smith
Featuring: Donald Bailey (harmonica, drums), Charles Tolliver (trumpet), George Burton (piano), Odean Pope (tenor, tenor saxophone)
Plant Life (Composer Odean Pope)
Blues It (Composer Hasaan Ibn Ali)
Gone Now (Composer Tyrone Brown)
Variations (Composer Morris Bailey, Jr)
Fifth House (Composer Odean Pope)
For All We Know (Composer J. Fred Coots / Sam M. Lewis)
Family Portrait (Composer Odean Pope)
U.S.O. Triology (Composer Odean Pope/Tyrone Brown)
Blue Gardenia (Composer Lester Lee / Robert Russell)

Trio – (Capri Records, 1990)
Produced by Thomas C. Burns
Featuring: Donald Bailey (drums), Red Mitchell (bass), Jimmy Rowles (piano)
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Day Dream
After School
You People Need Music
Crazy He Calls Me
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Dreamer’s Lullaby
Life’s A Take
My One And Only Love
My Silent Love
What Are We Here For?

So In Love (Trio Records, Recorded in Japan 1978)
Featuring: Donald Bailey (harmonica, drums), Hideo Ichikawa (piano), Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshio Ikeda (bass), Takaaki Nishikawa, Toshihiko Ogawa
So in Love
Alone Together
Half Nelson
The Lady Is A Tramp
St. Louis Blues
The Three Sounds: Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note Records, July 1967)
Produced by Dick Bock
Featuring: Gene Harris (piano, organ), Andrew Simpkins (bass), Donald Bailey (drums)
Still I’m Sad” (Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith)
Crying Time” (Buck Owens)
June Night (Just Give Me a June Night, the Moonlight and You)” (Abel Baer, Cliff Friend)
I Thought About You” (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen)
I Held My Head in Shame (Gene Harris)
Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
Makin’ Bread Again (Gene Harris)
Here’s That Rainy Day” (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen)
Blues March” (Benny Golson)
Takin’ It Easy (Gene Harris)
Drown in My Own Tears (Henry Glover)
Why (Am I Treated So Bad) (Roebuck Staples)
Never Say Yes (Nat Adderley)
River Shallow (André Previn, Dory Previn)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Bad, Bad Whiskey (Maxwell Davis, Amos Milburn)
C Jam Blues” (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington)

As sideman[edit]
With George Braith
Two Souls in One (Blue Note, 1963)

With Jimmy Smith
The Incredible Jimmy Smith at the Organ (Blue Note, 1956)
At Club Baby Grand (Blue Note, 1956)
The Sounds of Jimmy Smith (Blue Note, 1956)
Plays Pretty Just for You (Blue Note, 1957)
Jimmy Smith Trio + LD (Blue Note, 1957)
Groovin’ at Small’s Paradise (Blue Note, 1957)
House Party (Blue Note, 1957)
The Sermon! (Blue Note, 1958)
Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note, 1958)
Cool Blues (Blue Note, 1958)
Six Views of the Blues (Blue Note, 1958)
Home Cookin’ (Blue Note, 1958–59)
Crazy! Baby (Blue Note, 1960)
Open House (Blue Note, 1960)
Plain Talk (Blue Note, 1960)
Straight Life (Blue Note, 1961)
Plays Fats Waller (Blue Note, 1962)
I’m Movin’ On (Blue Note, 1963)
Bucket! (Blue Note, 1963)
Rockin’ the Boat (Blue Note, 1963)
Prayer Meetin’ (Blue Note, 1963)

With The Three Sounds
Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note, 1967)
Coldwater Flat (Blue Note, 1968)

With Jack Wilson
Song for My Daughter (Blue Note, 1969)

Also performed on projects with (as referenced in
Jimmy Smith (musician)
Jimmy Rowles
Harold Land
Bobby Hutcherson
Buster Williams
Pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali
Joe Sample
George Braith
Grant Green
Hampton Hawes
Red Mitchell
Sarah Vaughan
Carmen McRae
Kenny Burrell

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Jon Hammond Pictures Photos of Photos

March 7, 2011

Jon Hammond Pictures Photos of Photos

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A Musical Performer in the Spotlight: JON HAMMOND by Paul A. Hendrickson F3

December 28, 2007

One of the Musical Performers we get here at Laguna Honda is Jon Hammond. He has been playing here for quite a long time. He would mention in passing, between songs, some celebrities that are household names. It was done in such a way that it sounded as if he had met some of these people. Come to find out, he had.

After I got to talking to Jon, I realized that the polish he brings to his jazz piano and to Laguna Honda is no fluke. Jon resides mostly in New York City. He has a place in Times Square. In his neighborhood alone he met Paul Newman, Joanne woodward, and Al Pacino. He also has a Cable Access show there. On his Show he has interviewed people who he has found interesting. His favorite was Lionel Hampton, the reknowned vibe player. “At 80 years old, he was full of energy.”

Another he enjoyed had been Cab Calloway. This was after his re-emergence from the “Blues Brothers” movie. He mentions as one of his non-musician guests to be none other than Andy Warhol. It seems that Andy was interested in the computer Graphics and Artwork that jon and his crew used on the Show.

Though he plays a “jazz organ” on his CD’s and with his Band, Jon has been banging on the piano from about age six. When the Beatles came on the scene in ’64, Jon with most others his age, decided to become a “Rock” star. He tried his hand at this. He had some groups ranging in name from “Hades” to “Contraband”. He becomes thoughtful at this moment. “‘Contraband’ was a pretty good band.” At age thirteen he got his first electric-accordion.

Jon has a small collection of accordions – mostly electric. He has inked a deal with Excelsior, and plays their accordions exclusively. He also notes that eBay the computer sales website is a good source if you know what you’re looking for. Jon mentions that he will be playing accordion for Broadway’s own “Fiddler on The Roof.” “Whenver I learn the book.” He says it is about as thick as a telephone book.

His latest group is made up of the “Late Rent Session Men”. As the name implies, whenever Jon is a little short and behind on his Rent, his landlord takes some music in trade.

Jon plays every month at Laguna Honda. Look for the fliers and catch his show. I asked him why someone who trots the globe makes such frequent stops at Laguna Honda Hospital. He says, “Well, my Father was a Physician. My Grandfather was a Physician. I’m a Musician. I like to see the people smile.” Jon does his “therapy” in another way. He hopes to be one of the first performers when they build the “New Hospital.” Happy New Year.

*Note: Special thanks, Paul A. Hendrickson, Jon Jon Hammond’s Hammond Organ ready for action!